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Authorities respond to reports of early-morning bomb threat at SLO Co. Courthouse

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Posted at 6:30 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 22:50:24-04

Authorities were called to the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Thursday morning for reports of a possible bomb threat.

Police say they received a call shortly before 8 a.m. from someone who said they saw a man standing outside the courthouse with a pipe bomb underneath his jacket, threatening to blow up the courthouse.

The report was made before the courthouse was scheduled to open at 8:30.

The sheriff’s office says bomb-detecting K9s were brought in to search the area but did not find anything.

Police say they were able to identify the caller as Ronald Jordan, 56, a transient from San Luis Obispo.

They say he was contacted and admitted to making the bomb threat because he was scheduled to appear in court to be remanded on drug-related charges.

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Ronald Jordan

Jordan was reportedly arrested on suspicion of filing a false bomb threat, parole violation, and committing a felony while out on bail.